Reading group discussion – Mao’s last dancer

The Last Thursday Reading Group has talked about ‘Mao’s last dancer‘ by Cunxin Li. Although with some difficulties of understanding the particular period of China, most of members enjoyed their reading immensely.

Mao’s last dancer has bee  published few years ago and getting popular again due to the film that launched not long times ago. It’s a biography of Cunxin Li, a son from a peasent family and a ballet dancer during Mao’s period in China. He struggled to work hard to achieve high. During his visit to US he defacted and couldn’t return to China until after the cultural revolution.

Some members said it is an extraordinary story of courage and sheer resilience. They simply couldn’t put the book down until the last page.